Accelerate 2017’s Shayla Ivezzy a part of Thea Bowman Center program

Shayla Ivezzy (LookUp 2009) pitched her idea to help students in under-served areas with professional attire and services to prepare them for successful futures. To that end, she has partnered with the Thea Bowman Center and is creating workshops for their six-week college and career readiness series.

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Accelerate 2015 winner creating an employable workforce

Accelerate 2015 winner Matt Fieldman launched Cleveland Codes in January 2016. To date, over 70 low-income or under-employed adults have been successfully trained as entry-level, full-stack software developers. Roughly 40 percent of graduates are women, and over 60 percent are minorities. Over 70 percent of graduates are now actively working in technology careers, with many…

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Jowan Smith speaking in Boston

Jowan Smith was selected to speak at WGBH EdForum: Supporting and Engaging Students in the Middle Grades in Boston, MA on September 27, 2017. She will discuss her “Getting Our Babies To College 101” program and share tips on how to help prepare students and parents for the college prep process starting in middle school. According to…

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Accelerate 2017’s Jowan Smith to be on Mind Healing Conversations Sunday

Jowan Smith will be on Robyn Hill’s Elevations Radio Mind Healing Conversations this Sunday, September 10 at 6:00 p.m. EST. During the one-hour show, entitled “Jowan Smith: Passion+ Perseverance= Power,” Jowan will discuss her personal story, health, daughter, and development of her business – and 2017 finalist pitch – Getting Our Babies To College 101….

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Cong. Renacci to speak at Empower Cleveland Youth

Congressman Jim Renacci is scheduled to provide commencement remarks when 35 Cleveland youth graduate from the Empower Cleveland Youth program at noon on Wednesday, August 2, 2017, at The Steven A. Minter Conference Center of the Cleveland Foundation, 1422 Euclid Avenue, Suite 1300, Cleveland, OH. Empower Cleveland Youth is a community-wide partnership managed by the…

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